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Jerry Lewis' Invaluable, Impossibly Rare 'The Total Filmmaker' Resurfaces

  • By Sam Adams
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  • January 9, 2014 10:53 AM
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  • 0 Comments
It's not 'The Day the Clown Cried,' but the (possibly temporary) appearance of Lewis' book is cause for rejoicing.

Polish Critics Climax for 'Nymphomaniac'

  • By Sam Adams
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  • January 8, 2014 2:36 PM
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  • 1 Comment
Following in the footsteps of their Danish brethren, Poland's film critics get orgasmic for Lars Von Trier's movie.

"A Film That Touches the Depths of Who We Are": Harry Belafonte on '12 Years a Slave'

  • By Sam Adams
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  • January 8, 2014 1:42 PM
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  • 2 Comments
Criticwire has the exclusive official audio of Harry Belafonte's moving presentation to director Steve McQueen.

New York Film Critics Circle to Vote on Armond White's Expulsion

  • By Sam Adams
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  • January 8, 2014 11:20 AM
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  • 33 Comments
White claims the uproar is an attempt to "squelch the strongest voice that exists in contemporary criticism."

'Wolf of Wall Street' Crowned All-Time F-Bomb Champion

  • By Sam Adams
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  • January 8, 2014 10:02 AM
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  • 4 Comments
Taking one -- or 500-plus -- for the team, a writer counts all the f-bombs in Scorsese's sweary epic.

Marred by Disruption, the New York Film Critics Circle Awards Press On to Honor Their Favorites

  • By Sam Adams
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  • January 7, 2014 11:03 AM
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  • 13 Comments
A notoriously disruptive critic was true to form, but Harry Belafonte's presentation to '12 Years a Slave' director Steve McQueen was moving all the same.

Studio Uses A.O. Scott's 'Llewyn Davis' Tweet in Ad -- Without His Permission

  • By Sam Adams
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  • January 6, 2014 5:34 PM
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  • 5 Comments
The film's publicists asked for permission to use Scott's tweet in an ad. He said no. They used it anyway.

Criticwire Survey: Off-Limits Language

  • By Sam Adams
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  • January 6, 2014 11:32 AM
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  • 2 Comments
It's a must-see! A thrill-ride! The phrases critics would love to ban from all reviews, including their own.

'Inside Llewyn Davis' Wins the National Society of Film Critics' Top Prize

  • By Sam Adams
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  • January 4, 2014 4:12 PM
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  • 6 Comments
Joel and Ethan Coen scored their first major U.S. victory at the close of the critics awards season, winning Best Picture and Best Director.

The Greatest Quote Whore of All Time Will Make You Laugh, Make You Cry and Make You Think

  • By Sam Adams
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  • January 3, 2014 10:38 AM
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  • 1 Comment
eFilmCritic regularly "honors" the critics most willing to furnish studios with poster-ready quotes, but this year, one is in a category all his own.

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